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Agile Project Management For Dummies

Agile Project Management For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Mark C. Layton
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Be flexible and faster with Agile project management

As mobile and web technologies continue to evolve rapidly, there is added pressure to develop and implement software projects in weeks instead of months. Agile Project Management For Dummies can make that happen. This is the first book to provide a simple, step-by-step guide to Agile Project Management approaches, tools, and techniques. With the fast pace of mobile and web technology development, software project development must keep pace; Agile Project Management enables developers to complete and implement projects more quickly and this book shows you how.

  • Offers a practical context for understanding and applying Agile techniques, moving from theory into actual practice
  • Explains when to use Agile and how to avoid common pitfalls
  • Written by experts who know how to apply the principles in real-world situations

Agile Project Management For Dummies enables you to understand and apply Agile principles for faster, more accurate development.

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Rev up your software development with a faster, more flexible approach When it comes to software development, you can drive a high performance racecar or bounce along in a horse and buggy. The choice is clear, and it′s time to put your foot on the gas as you learn how to implement agile techniques. This simple, step–by–step guide puts all the tools and techniques in your hands so you can manage your projects in the most efficient way possible. Getting agile — from the Agile Manifesto and the 12 Agile Principles to the benefits and reasons for implementing, build your foundation for understanding this project management approach Putting the pieces into place — dive under the umbrella of agile approaches, create the physical environment, and establish the roles on your team Time to go to work — build your skills in agile planning, creating a product roadmap, scheduling releases, planning iterations, and preparing for the launch Building your project management skills — learn how to manage everything from scope, time, and cost to team dynamics, quality, and risk Ensuring success — recruit the right members for your team and follow the key steps to make agile work in your organization Open the book and find: Why agile techniques work better than historical approaches Overviews of lean, extreme programming, and scrum Steps for putting agile into action Ways to define product vision and features How to plan releases and sprints Methods for managing scope and procurement How to simplify and increase project reporting Tips for creating an environment that works for agile Learn to: Complete software projects in weeks instead of months Use agile techniques to reduce risk and leverage core benefits Turn agile theory into practice Avoid common pitfalls

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2622 KB
  • Print Length: 360 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (6 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007SR63M2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Summary 12 Mar 2013
By Nigel
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There is so much 'stuff' out there wfitten about agile, especially since the Government Digital Service made it the sexy civil service shibboleth for 2012. I have had to read so much rubbish from born again civil service project managers who now have to drop the words scrum and sprint into every highlight report so that the suits upstairs can feel good about our cutting edge. Anyways this is an excellent summary and will save you reading hundreds of rubbish powerpoint slides from desperate training organisations offering 'insight' into the new way of working. Beautifully structured which enables you to get to relevant and useful facts real fast. I use this all the time...but I don't tell anybody about they think I'm really clever...the fools! Get it and save time and effort.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK .. but too much 'noise' 6 April 2013
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I'm a developer and I'm used to reading clear reference books ..

I don't know if it's common to all the 'Dummies' books but this is NOT a great read

Far too much repetition, in fact the book is probably less than a sixth the size it looks if you remove the repetition
Maybe that's how some people learn ..
But for me it's easier to read a concise book many times rather than one that repeats over and over (oh .. and over ) again

Maybe it's the repetition that makes it such a dull monotone read as well ..
not enough 'high points' of interest .. just a general 'noise' of agile buzz words

It's not all bad though ..I'm NOT a fan of the style .. but it DOES have good info buried in there ..

(but I think there's probably better references out there)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent starters book 27 Nov 2012
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This book will give you a summary of Agile Project Management techniques and best practices.

If you want to gain a quick understanding of what is needed, this is the book for you. If you want to get a deep understanding -- surprisingly, this is also the book for you. It manages to do both very well. It skips on a lot of analytical details and gets you to the heart of what you need quickly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Agile Project Management for Dummies 24 Jan 2013
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A very useful overview of Agile project management principles. The book is a very useful reference guide, giving a good top level of understanding. My son is finding it very helpful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book 27 Dec 2012
By Baba
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Reading this book has improved my Agile skills. It is easy to understand and read. The only issues I have with it is some times you read a long stretch without any proposed breaking point. Other than that, I will recommend it to anyone.
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